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Tracking the Spend: Employment Department’s IT Goods Purchases in April

The California Employment Development Department made more than 70 purchases of IT goods last month, including software and support, and spent in the low six figures on its five top buys.

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The state entity charged with serving job seekers, employers and workers made 75 purchases of IT goods in April and spent nearly $4 million on the five costliest.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) spent exactly $3,713,549.66 on its five most expensive such buys – and more than half of that, or nearly $2.1 million was with one vendor. Here, with rounding, is what that money paid for, based on data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System:

  • $1.8 million to Allied Network Solutions for support renewal for Micro Focus’ Verastream host integrator. EDD made the purchase April 13.
  • $1.2 million to Crayon Software Experts for performance support. The department made the purchase April 28.
  • $268,000 to Allied for “business function-specific software.” EDD made the purchase April 8.
  • $207,000 to Kovarus for software maintenance and support for Dell’s Isilon InsightIQ for OneFS. EDD made the purchase April 27.
  • $195,000 to SoftwareONE for the purchase of “business function-specific software,” possibly related to Microsoft core infrastructure. EDD made the purchase April 8.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.